Experience

    • LeapFrog Investments in its investment in Pyramid Group, the largest distributor of cardiac and orthopaedic equipment in East Africa.
    • AmTrust Financial Services in the merging of its Lloyd’s business with Canopius. The transaction will create a top-five insurer at Lloyd’s with combined premiums of approximately $2.2 billion.
    • DH Private Equity in its sale of the two remaining assets in fund DH IV to fund DH IV.1, a new fund also managed by DH Private Equity.
    • OEConnection, a Providence Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition of Bluegrasscoms.
    • Assured Guaranty in its acquisition of a minority interest in Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a 40% ownership interest in Belron, which valued the company at €3 billion.
    • Atkore in its acquisition of Flexicon.
    • Polyus Gold International in its sale of up to a $1.4 billion stake in PJSC Polyus to Fosun International.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $650 million acquisition of Capco, FIS’s management consulting business.
    • Bregal Freshstream in its investment in TrueNoord, an independent aircraft leasing business that specialises in the regional aircraft market.
    • American International Group in several transactions with Fairfax Financial, a leading global property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, as part of a strategic partnership in 12 jurisdictions across Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Johnson & Johnson in its $330 million acquisition from AstraZeneca of the global rights outside of the U.S. to Rhinocort Aqua, a line of nasal sprays used to treat allergies.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Ascot from American International Group.
    • MBIA in the sale of its UK subsidiary to Assured Guaranty.
    • A private equity fund in the subscription of subordinated convertible promissory notes in a Cayman Islands incorporated company which operates an energy business in Africa.
    • AmTrust Financial Services in its $219 million acquisition of ANV Holding, a Lloyd's platform.
    • Helios Investment Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Telkom Kenya from The Orange Group.
    • Management of Balta in the sale of a controlling stake in the company by Doughty Hanson to Lone Star.
    • Stone Point Capital as an anchor investor in the formation of Cross Ocean Partners, including the acquisition of a significant stake in the management company and GP, and the acquisition by Cross Ocean Partners of the European Special Situations business from Capula Investment Management.
    • TA Associates in its acquisition of Access Technology Group.
    • Management of Sky Bet in the sale of a controlling stake in the company by Sky to funds advised by CVC, in a transaction valuing Sky Bet at £800 million.
    • Helios Investment Partners in the acquisition by Helios Towers Africa of 3,100 telecommunications towers, located throughout Africa, from Bharti Airtel.
    • Johnson & Johnson in the sale of its worldwide intimate health business to Reckitt Benckiser, a UK-based consumer goods company.
    • Schneider Electric in the sale of its custom sensors and technologies division to Carlyle and PAI, based on an enterprise value of $900 million, and its reinvestment of approximately $100 million.
    • Towergate in the acquisition of Paymentshield.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as the majority shareholder of Exova in the company’s £220 million initial public offering.
    • HarbourVest Partners on numerous deals relating to its direct investment programme.
    • The executive management and certain other shareholders of Arrow Global Group in the company's £357 million initial public offering.
    • One of Deutsche Bank's private equity platforms in its acquisition of interests in Calastone, Graze, Secret Escapes and Zoopla Property Group from Octopus, a leading specialist fund management company.
    • Management of Vue Cinemas in the £935 million sale of the company by Doughty Hanson to OMERS Private Equity and Alberta Investment Management Corporation.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a significant stake in B&M Retail.
    • Exal Corporation, an Ontario Teachers portfolio company, in the sale of its European division to Ardagh Group.
    • TA Associates in its £740 million acquisition of Jupiter Asset Management from Commerzbank, its management buy-out of Quotient Bioscience Group and its acquisition of SmartStream Technologies.
    • Sberbank in the acquisition of 70% stake in Cetelem Bank and formation of a joint venture with BNP Paribas Personal Finance.
    • Bridgepoint Capital in its acquisition of Tilney Asset Management, its acquisition and £995 million sale of Pets at Home to KKR, its €500 million acquisition of Pret a Manger, its £360 million acquisition of Fat Face and its acquisition of Hobbycraft.
    • Management in numerous transactions, including: the merger of AA and Saga, All3Media, BSN Medical, Eurofiber, HellermannTyton, Norit, Novus, Priory Hospitals, Vetco Gray and Vue Cinemas.
    • Burren Energy in its £1.74 billion takeover by Italian energy company Eni.

Education

  • University of Oxford, 1986, B.A.